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deuxani

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So I have the Apple Watch 4 and it’s performance is still stellar. However, since watchOS 7 the startup or boot up time seems to take 2 to 3 times longer than it was with watchOS 6 and 5. It used to be around 30 seconds and now it seems longer than 1 minute.

I only use my Apple Watch when sporting, so I turn it off and on 3 times a week, so you can imagine this very slow boot up time is becoming very annoying.

Is this something others have experienced also or should I try a clean install? I basically did a clean install when I got the iPhone 12 Pro, so I don’t think it would help much.
 

deuxani

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I’m an IT guy so I’m in front of my Mac and my iPhone about 10-12 hours a day, so the Watch doesn’t serve me any purpose during the day and is more of an annoyance even as my iPhone screen doesn’t turn on when notifications come in. Next to the fact that I like to wear real watches ;)

I guess it will be option 2 then. But it’s weird it has become so slow to startup.
 

jz0309

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just rebooted my S4 (on latest watchOS) and it took ~ 30 sec from apple icon appearing to the lock screen. So there is something not quite right with yours.
I have never turned any of my watches (S0/3/4) off in 5+ years but I understand your point, mine gets rebooted when there is an OS upgrade but I have never experienced any kind of long/unusual boot time. Is your phone on/nearby when you start the watch? do you have any apps installed that load at startup?

The unpair/re-pair might work ... Do you still have AC+? if so, I'd contact apple
 
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deuxani

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just rebooted my S4 (on latest watchOS) and it took ~ 30 sec from apple icon appearing to the lock screen. So there is something not quite right with yours.
I have never turned any of my watches (S0/3/4) off in 5+ years but I understand your point, mine gets rebooted when there is an OS upgrade but I have never experienced any kind of long/unusual boot time. Is your phone on/nearby when you start the watch? do you have any apps installed that load at startup?

The unpair/re-pair might work ... Do you still have AC+? if so, I'd contact apple
Thanks for testing this on your Series 4 for me. I’ve just reinstalled the Watch, removed a couple of watch faces that I don’t use and it’s much better again. 36 seconds! That is more like it :)
 
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